The parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods will pay $13 million to settle charges over selling recalled products.
Items sold included around 1,200 units of 19 recalled items.
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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that the recalled items were sold between March 2014 and October 2019 at TJ Maxx. There were 19 products were subject to 21 combined recalls. There is federal law that prohibits retailers from selling recalled goods. Although the not all of recalled products were not available in stores, they were still available online. Most of the recalled items sold were ones that posed risk of infant suffocation and death. The recalled items sold include:
- Inclined Sleeper Accessory for Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards
- Rock ‘n Play Sleepers
- Kids II
- Rocking sleepers
- Oball rattles
- TJX-brand products
- Swivel barstools
- Glass & ceramic drawer knobs
- Foldable lounge chairs
- Glass beer mugs
- Gardeners Eden light-up decorations
- Other recalls
- ION Audio portable speake
- Jimco bistro chairs
- Carter’s children’s cardigan sets
- Sharper Image and Frigidaire mandoline slicers
- Bradshaw International coffee presses
- Calphalon cutlery knives
- Swagway scooters/hoverboards
- Ivanka Trump scarves
- MZB Children’s light-up watches
- Linon foldable wood patio chairs
In addition to $13 million in fines, TJ Maxx must create an internal compliance system and file annual reports with the CSPC for the next five years.
Can I get a refund if I bought a recalled product?
The CPSC said anyone who bought a recalled product is entitled to a refund or repair, depending on the item.TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, and Marshalls all have contact forms at the bottom of their websites. If you think you may qualify, there is also specific contact information for each recalled product through the CPSC.